Eat Clean, Eat Well

Do you want to eat clean, eat healthier, and still eat delicious food? I mean, who doesn’t? Just because you’re trying to stick to a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to skip out on finger foods, desserts, or amazing snacks. There are at on of people out there, living lives dedicated to being healthy and still loving the things they eat. Food is fuel, but it is also supposed to be delicious.

Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake

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Nutrition Facts: 336 calories 13g fat 32g carbs (8g fiber) 25g protein

Ingredients for Cake:

  • ¼ cup oats
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 TB natural applesauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 TB coconut flour
  • 1 TB cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Ingredients for Lava:

  • 1 TB nut butter of choice
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt

Method:

Using a small food processor, or magic bullet, blend together all of the cake ingredients. Pour blended batter into a microwave-safe mug, or small bowl, and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together lava ingredients well. Once the cake is cooked, carefully transfer it from the bowl to a plate. Core the center and fill with “lava.”

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Pancakes

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Nutrition Facts w/o chocolate chips: 283 calories 5.5g fat 34 g carbs (8.6 g fiber) 26g protein
Nutrition Facts w/ chocolate chips: 353 calories 10g fat 43 g carbs (9.6g fiber) 26 g protein

Ingredients for Pancakes:

  • 4 Strawberries (dice 1 for garnish)
  • 2 TB coconut flour
  • 2 TB oats
  • ¾ scoop vanilla whey protein powder (can sub for 3 TB oats)
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 TB almond milk
  • 2 TB plain greek yogurt
  • Optional: 1 TB dark chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp. baking powder

Ingredients for Chocolate Sauce:

  • 2 TB plain greek yogurt
  • ½ TB cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. coconut sugar (or other granulated sweetener)

Method:

Blend together all of the pancake ingredients in a food processor. If you are using chocolate chips, stir them into the batter after blending. Cook pancakes over medium heat in a non-stick pan, flipping when bubbles start to form. To achieve extra fluffiness, cover with a lid while cooking! Meanwhile, stir together Chocolate Sauce ingredients in a small bowl. When all pancakes are cooked, layer with Chocolate Sauce and 1 diced strawberry.

Light Cherry Cheesecake Cups

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Nutrition Facts (entire batch makes 8 cups) 1/8 recipe = 98 calories 3.4g fat 9.5 g carbs (2 g fiber) 7g protein

Ingredients for Cups:

  • 1 TB chia seeds soaked in 3 TB warm water for 5 minutes
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup Gluten-Free flour (can sub for other flour)
  • 1 TB coconut flour
  • 1 TB coconut sugar (or other granulated sweetener)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. baking powder

Ingredients for Cherry Cheesecake:

  • 2 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • ¾ cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein (optional, counted in Nutrition Facts)
  • ¼ cup cherry pie filling, rinsed and strained to leave JUST cherries

Method:

Preheat oven to 375°. Mix together all of the ingredients for the cups well in a small bowl. Evenly distribute dough into 8 medium, non-stick muffin tins. With a spoon, press the dough up along the sides of the tins to form cups. Bake for 10 minutes, remove, and place in the fridge to cool. Meanwhile, blend together cherry cheesecake ingredients. Once cups are cool, evenly distribute the cheesecake filling into the 8 cups. Top with more cherries if you desire.

Shrimp-alicious Sweet Chili Wontons

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Nutrition Facts (1/20th of recipe): 44 calories 1.2g fat 4.7g carbs 3.4g protein

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 5 oz. shrimp, about 15 medium (omit for vegetarian option)
  • 1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup sweet onion, diced
  • 2 TB sweet chili sauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 20 wonton wrappers

Method:

Preheat oven to 375° Blend all ingredients, except for egg whites, wrappers, and shrimp, in a food processor. Once combined, add shrimp and process again shortly, until shrimp is in small pieces. Take about 1 TB of mixture per each wonton and drop it in the center of a wrapper. Wet your fingers and pinch up the sides to create your wonton shape. Whisk egg whites in a small bowl and dip each wonton in them, coating the outside, then place on a pan to bake for 20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Dip in additional sweet chili sauce and eat!

Simple & Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies (2 ways)

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Makes 30 Cookies. Nutrition Facts for 1 Cookie: 34 calories 1.3 g fat 3.5g carbs(1g fiber) 2.3g protein

Ingredients for PB cookies:

  • ½ cup great northern beans
  • ½ cup peanut flour (can sub for regular PB but fat content will be higher)
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Ingredients for Chocolate:

  • 4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 TB milk
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt

Method:

Preheat oven to 375°. Blend all PB Cookie ingredients together in a small food processor. Evenly distribute dough onto non-stick baking sheets. Do not flatten dough. Note: To make “Chocolate Kiss Cookies” for Valentines Day: drop dough into circles. Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, microwave chocolate and milk for 35 seconds on high. Immediately remove and stir until chocolate is melted. Then, stir in greek yogurt completely, and spoon chocolate mixture into a small Ziploc bag. Once cookies are baked through, cut the corner off the Ziploc bag and pipe desired shapes onto cookies.

Fire-Pit Apple Crisp (Healthy and Easy!)

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Serves 4. Nutrition Facts per serving: 94 calories 2.4g fat 18.4g carbs(4g fiber) 1.2g protein **This can also easily be made in the oven by simply placing your foil packet on a rack and baking for 15 minutes at 400°, or until apples are soft.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium apples
  • 3 TB oats
  • 3 TB natural applesauce
  • 2 TB coconut flour
  • 1 TB light butter spread, divided (Olivio is olive oil based and works great!)
  • 1 TB cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cloves

Method:

Spray a large piece of foil with non-stick spray. Dice apples and place in center of foil rectangle. Add 2 TB of applesauce to the diced apples, making sure they all get coated. In a small bowl combine the rest of the ingredients, except for the other 1 TB of applesauce. Note: You will want to use your fingers to crumble the butter spread into the mixture. Once crumble ingredients are combined well, pour the mixture on top of the apples and drizzle with the last 1 TB of applesauce. Close up the foil packet by folding the sides over the apple pie, sealing well. Carefully drop foil packet into your fire pit, preferably over hot embers, and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes (or bake in oven at 400° for 15 minutes). Note: It is done cooking when apples are softened to your liking, you can pull it off and open packet periodically to check. Top with ice cream, or other toppings of choice and enjoy!

 

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Colby Triolo

Colby Triolo is a clean eating and fitness blogger who loves challenges and getting creative in the kitchen.You can find more of her recipes and custom workouts at youmakeyou.net and on her IG: @colbytriolo_youmakeyou.Heading off to Cornell University where she is studying to become a Biomedical Engineer, Colby hopes to someday open her own business that incorporates both her love for healthy living and her Biomedical Engineering knowledge. She is a strong believer that “You are the creator of You, “and you can achieve anything you set your mind to.She also believes that there is a way to make any unhealthy treat healthy AND delicious!

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